Replica Firearms – Can you tell the difference?
Whether it be in the commission of a crime or as part of a foolish prank, carrying a replica firearm in a public place causes undue anxiety and trauma to innocent bystanders.
It is an offence under the Weapons Act to carry a replica firearm in a public place, with a maximum penalty of $4400 fine and or six months imprisonment.
If the replica firearm is used to cause fear within the public place, then a 4 year term of imprisonment can be imposed.
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